2-Day 800 Mile Epic California Ride

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  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :flug

    thanks! I didnt really intend to do a RR but there are a lot of amazing roads on this ride and I figured if one person dug the pictures or found a cool spot because of this, it was worth it.

    :thumb
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  2. The_Scottsman

    The_Scottsman There's Beer here??

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    That was a great read, and you take some nice photos!

    Thanks for sharing!

    :thumbup
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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Glad you enjoyed it!
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  4. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    Thanks for a great report. I've always wanted to see what some of those roads in the southern Sierras looked like.

    As for the Tourance, I think it was the 191mph top speed that did that poor tire in.... clearly, you were on the gas getting across the valley...... :rofl
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  5. XLR_Dave

    XLR_Dave Up on One

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    Don't be showing the forums all the good empty roads where I live! Just kidding, glad you enjoyed. Looks like when you came through I was on my own ride to Tahoe from Tehachapi.
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  6. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Nice pics, thanks
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  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Yeah there was a low flying Cessna thinking he was all that, I just had to show him who was boss. Did I mention my GS has a blower and nitrous?
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  8. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Hey buddy. Nice report. That was me shredding up Yokohl Valley Road with you. I just couldn't shake that big GS no matter how hard I twisted the throttle. I'll post a couple photos of you when I get home. :D
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  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    and nor will you!

    :lol3

    I was just trying to figure out what you were riding...... nice railing a few canyons with you!
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  10. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Mate,

    Awesome report. :clap:clap:clap

    Just one question... Why the tarps are wrapped around the arse end of those vehicles in the car park? Never seen that before... :dunno

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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Supposedly the marmots get into the wiring of the cars. So for the people that are staying a few days, they wrap they cars. I worried about it because of all the exposed wires on a GS but never saw any
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  12. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    eatpasta: Great photos and nice RR! Your pictures remind me of why California is such a great place to ride.

    And since when is your sweet wife going to have a baby??!! Why, it was just yesterday that you guys got married! :gerg :lol3

    (Congrats on the impending parenthood!)
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  13. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I really appreciated those pictures. I grew up in Tehachapi and spent a lot of time riding motos in the Lancaster/Mojave area, as well as four-wheeling between Tehachapi and Kernville.
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  14. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Yokohl Valley Road is one of my favorite twisty country roads. Just as I reach the beginning I see a GS rider stopped at the intersection.
    I waved and continued on my way. He had so many stickers on his boxes I was unable to spot the ADV one.
    I was starting to have a little fun when I noticed the big GS catching up.

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    I made a quick stop to shoot the big GS in its natural environment.

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    The guy was railing the corners.

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    I had a hard time catching up and probably only did because he stopped to shoot me.

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    Now that I was in front again, there was no way I was losing that position. :D He did a great job keeping up.
    Every time I looked over my shoulder he was still there.

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    That was a ton of fun!

    By time we reach Three Rivers I was starving. I stopped in front of The Pizza Factory. The GS rider pulled alongside and stuck out his hand. "Eat Pasta?" he says. I look towards the pizza place. "Uh, sure. Let's do it." I think it took him a couple more tries before he made me understand eatpasta was his ADV moniker.:lol3
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  15. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    great report :thumb planning on getting up into sequoia and king's canyon myself next weekend :ricky
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thanks! we are actually planning on moving back to SB sometime after the new year that is if I can find a new job....

    we are expecting in late Oct!

    :baby
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    it was a nice impromptu ride! Thanks for the shots!!
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  18. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Glad you like the shots! Isn't it amazing how close pine trees are to the vast Mojave desert?? I ride motos out there as well..... cant wait for the next race.....
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  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    whenever I told people where I was going, they all asked me "Kings Canyon??" so thats a place I need to check out soon.... have fun
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  20. dave6253

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